HiiL/NIAS Workshop and Work-in-Progress Conference: Collective Redress in the Cross-Border Context: Arbitration, Litigation, Settlement and Beyond

20-22 June 2012

Meijboomlaan 1
2242 PR Wassenaar
The Netherlands
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In the framework of the Henry G. Schermers Fellowship Programme, held this year by Professor S.I. Strong, HiiL and the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) announce a workshop on the theme 'Collective Redress in the Cross-Border Context: Arbitration, Litigation and Beyond'

The workshop aims to explore the various means that can be used to resolve collective legal injuries that arise across national borders. The types of dispute resolution mechanisms to be discussed range from class and collective arbitration, mass arbitration and mass claims processes, class and collective litigation, and large-scale settlement and mediation. The workshop will bring together practitioners, academics, and representatives of non-governmental organisations, all of whom have an interest and expertise in public and private resolution of collective redress in the international realm.

For the first time, NIAS and HiiL are offering a works-in-progress conference in association with the Henry G. Schermers workshop (20-21 June). This conference is designed to allow practitioners and scholars who are interested in this area of law to discuss their work and ideas in the company of other experts in the field.

For persons who submitted an abstract for the works-in-progress conference to Professor S.I. Strong, decisions regarding accepted proposals will be made in early May, and those whose proposals are accepted for the works-in-progress conference will need to submit a draft paper by 4 June 2012 for discussion at the conference. There are no requirements as to length or level of completion for papers to be submitted to the works-in-progress conference. However, all submissions should bear some relationship to the topic of the workshop itself. Junior scholars in particular are encouraged to submit proposals for consideration. Those who present at the works-in-progress conference will have to bear their own costs, since there is no funding available to assist with travel/accommodation costs.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jan Willem Bitter, Simmons & Simmons LLP/Netherlands Arbitration Institute (The Netherlands)
  • Christian Borris, Freshfields/German Arbitration Institute (Germany)
  • Laura Carballo Piñeiro, University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
  • Christopher R. Drahozal, University of Kansas (USA)
  • Gregory A. Litt, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (USA)
  • Daan Lunsingh Scheurleer, NautaDutihl (The Netherlands)
  • Gerard Meijer, Nauta Dutihl/Erasmus University Rotterdam/PRIME Finance (The Netherlands)
  • Rachel Mulheron, University of London, Queen Mary (UK)
  • Victoria Orlowski, ICC International Court of Arbitration (France)
  • Geneviève Saumier, McGill University (Canada)
  • Garth Schofield, Permanent Court of Arbitration (The Netherlands)
  • S.I. Strong, Henry G. Schermers Fellow, HIIL/NIAS, University of Missouri (USA)                                                                                                                                                                            

For registration, please contact caroline.scholtz@hiil.org

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